Art Director

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

A digital transformation agency is seeking an Art Director with Luxury Brand Experience in NYC!
  • Level: Senior Associate
  • Duration: 3 plus months, could go perm
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Must have Luxury Brand Experience

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Apply style/brand guides if necessary in the execution of existing concepts
  • Ensure quality and preparation of deliverable for handoff to interactive developers, printers, client, etc.
  • Create layouts applying design principles such as color, typography, photographic selection, organizing elements and usability
  • Provide rationale for design choices; assure design meets business objectives as stated in creative brief
  • Define outlines and storyboards for Flash (or equivalent software) animations (identifying the range of assets to be used, the story to be told, etc)
  • Develop creative ideas based on criteria in creative brief and/or direction from senior leadership, collaborating with team members and copywriters
  • Direct 1-2 designers to help develop sketches/storyboards to present to senior team; assist in rationale and strategy for ideas in final deck
  • Develop style of the presentation for existing concepts/directions; determine best format to execute ideas
  • Help define a brand's visual language (color palette, logo, font, etc) across a range of media (may include print, online marketing, Web site, packaging, etc) with minimal oversight
  • Compare a brand's visual language to other competitors, identifying trends, etc. Provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings

Experience Guidelines:
  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Strong design portfolio with 4+ years education, industry related degree is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
  • A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.
  • A good working knowledge of online and offline production
  • Passion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative people
  • Self-motivated, organized and accountable
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to other team members (clients a plus)
  • Understanding of Informational Architecture practices, motion design, and the strengths and limitations of Flash, Ajax, Flex, and other emerging platforms
  • Some travel may be required

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent military experience